Saturday, March 19, 2011
One Pastor in Uganda
Let me tell you about a Ugandan pastor named Wilson. God has some serious plans for his life. Wilson has planted three churches and is the proud father of four children. But Wilson didn’t always have such a promising life. His father died when he was a child, and he was abandoned by his mother. He became a child soldier in the rebel forces in his early teens. After leaving this violent life, he became homeless and addicted to drugs. An older Christian lady led him to the Lord, and his life gradually began to turn around. Tragedy struck when a witch doctor poisoned Wilson’s first wife and their unborn child, killing them. About a year later, Wilson married a wonderful Christian woman, Grace. Then he felt led by God to become a pastor, and he planted a church. Later he heard about the pastors’ training offered by WGM. He knew that was what God wanted him to do, and he completed the training. Wilson did not even know how to read until he took the training.
Wilson says, “I am what I am because of the training I have received. Not only am I a better pastor, but I am also a better father, better husband, and better person.” He also went home and taught his wife the things he had learned. Together they now go from home to home, sharing about God’s sacrificial love. Today, Wilson’s church continues to grow. And the witch doctors? Six have already been saved. At least eight are attending church. Several have left the area, saying they cannot compete with the power and love of Jesus.
Thank you for praying for the church and the pastors in Uganda this week!